Tharp Gets the Nod
Taylor Tharp

Posted Aug 25, 2007

After 4 years of watching from the Sidelines, fifth-year Senior Taylor Tharp was handed the keys to one of College Football's most exciting offenses Friday evening. Tharp, who was battling Junior Bush Hamdan and Sophomore Nick Lomax for the starting spot at Quarterback for 23rd ranked Boise State, was named the Bronco's starting QB for the Weber State game this coming Thursday..

Head Coach Chris Petersen made the announcement on Thursday evening, putting to bed the most pressing question that Boise State had faced since their historic come-from behind victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl on New Years Day.

Since that day, all of Bronco Nation has wondered who would take over for 3-year starter Jared Zabransky. Most of the speculation rested on Fifth-Year Senior Taylor Tharp and Redshirt Junior Bush Hamdan. Coming out of Spring Ball, however, it was Hamdan who had the lead in the competition.

Bronco Sophomore Nick Lomax thrust himself into serious contention with a great fall camp.Tharp, however, eventually won out with a superior showing of consistency and knowledge of the Offense. To throw even more chaos into the competition, Redshirt Sophomore Nick Lomax had a surprisingly effective Fall and thrust himself into serious contention for playing time right away as well, showing everybody in the open scrimmages that he had really come into his own over the summer.

Hamdan, and Lomax are now both listed as the Co-Backups to Tharp.

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